The Rascally Diner

Touring Spring / Summer 2022
Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner!

Cook up a stink as part of Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys’ kitchen crew or bring a pot to bang and ward off evil cakes in this fun-filled, messy performance about food.

Chef Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley is famous for creating some of the world’s most disgusting dishes. You might know him from the award-winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, written by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul.
Rufus went viral after baking a huge, human-eating cake from ingredients including snot, blubber and a cowpat. He only escaped being gobbled up by the gruesome gateau because he tasted awful - a result of his foul diet. For ten years now, Rufus has been on a mission to make everyone taste bad and protect them from the creature he cooked up.

For the diners’ 10th Birthday, Rufus is presenting a televised spectacular and you’re invited!
Join LAStheatre for a show that gently explores food provenance, sustainability, and healthy eating in a silly, song-filled, riotous performance for humans aged 5+.

No Cakes.

The Rascally Diner is a LAStheatre production, supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Just So Festival. With further support from artsdepot and Arts Council England.

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Tour Dates 2022

Feel Good Festival Picnic, Rochdale

Sat 04 & Sun 05 June, 11am & 1pm

Eastleigh Festival Unwrapped

Sat 11 & Sun 12 June, 11am & 2pm

Green Sky Festival, Pound Arts

Sun 19 June, 11.30am & 2pm

Redbridge Outdoor Arts
Sat 25 & Sun 26 June, 11am & 2pm

Basingstoke Festival

Sat 02 & Sun 03 July, 11.30am & 2.30pm

Mouth of Tyne Festival

Sat 09 & Sun 10 July

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 16 July, 10am & 12pm

Greenwich Family Arts Festival

Sun 17 July

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 24 July, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Artsreach, Alderholt Village Hall

Thu 28 July, 2.30pm

Artsreach, Broadmayne First School

Fri 29 July, 11.30am

Greenwich Family Arts Festival

Sun 31 July, 3pm & 5.30pm

Blackwood Miners Institute : Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Wed 03 August, 12pm & 2.30pm

Seaham Food Festival

Sat 06 August, 11am & 3pm
Sun 07 August, 1pm

Farnham Maltings

Tue 09 August, 11.30am & 2.30pm

Camberley Theatre

Wed 10 August, 12-noon & 2.30pm

Garden Theatre Festival

Fri 12 August, 11.30am

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Tue 16 August, 11.30am & 1.30pm

bOing! Festival, Canterbury

Sat 27 & Sun 28 August, 10.15am & 1.15pm

Tour Dates 2021

May 22/23 - Norfolk and Norwich Festival
W/C May 24 - Norfolk Schools
May 29/30 - Brighton Festival
W/C June 7 - Isle of Wight Schools
W/C June 14 - Thanet Schools
W/C June 21 - Folkestone Schools
Sat June 26 - Harrow Arts Centre
Sun June 27 - The Albany, Deptford
W/C June 28 - Thanet Schools
Sat July 10 - The Place, Bedford
Sun July 11 - Theatr Clywd
Sat July 17 - Slung Low, Leeds
August 20/21/22 - Just So Festival
August 28/29 & September 11 - Greenwich + Docklands International Festival
September 19 - Hullaballo, Houghton Regis

Check out our digital experience too!

Rascally Dinners

An online cookalong for families
Join Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley, star of the award winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, for an icky, sticky, interactive, online cook-along for chefs age 6+ and their grownups.

Rascally Dinners makes healthy food fun - dressing it up as disgusting dishes that kids can be proud of.
You will be sent a shopping list, costing just £2.40, and an activity pack with 10 minutes of simple (adult) kitchen prep to complete before the show. 

We will also send you a unique zoom code so that you and your rascally chefs can access the live broadcast.
After we make a meal of it, you are invited to hang around and share your devilish dishes together.

Rascally Dinners is a LAStheatre production created with the support of Greenwich Theatre and Paisley Arts Centre. 
2022 Company

Cast: Grace Liston, Joseph Hardy & Barra Collins
Stage Manager: Tim Whatmough

Creative Team

Writer/Director: Barra Collins
Producer: Liz Bate
Designer: Sean Turner
Puppet Designer: Alex Genn-Bash
Composer: Joseph Hardy
Photographer: Alex Brenner
Outdoor Arts Consultant: Paul Evans
Food Consultant: Kate Young
Nutritionist: Alison Bate

Created with support from:
Copyright © 2024 LAStheatre
LAStheatre is a Social Enterprise Company incorporated in England & Wales under the name LAS THEATRE C.I.C., Company No 08052556.
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